St. Boniface Cathedral

St. Boniface Cathedral in Winter - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: St. Boniface Cathedral in Winter


Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface is a Roman Catholic basilica and the cathedral of St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This iconic landmark faces the Red River, directly across from The Forks National Historic Site of Canada and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The cathedral, designed by Montreal architect Jean-Omer Marchand, was built in 1908 to meet the demand of the fifth largest city in the West by 1900. On July 22, 1968 (six decades later), a fire broke out and ruined a majority of the cathedral. In 1972, a new cathedral was built behind the 1906 facade and was designed by the famous Franco-Manitoban architect Étienne Gaboury, who also designed Precious Blood Church and Royal Canadian Mint.

St. Boniface Cathedral Facing Red River, The Forks National Historic Site of Canada, and Canadian Museum for Human Rights - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Good morning from St. Boniface Cathedral!

St. Boniface Cathedral on University of Saint Boniface Campus in Winter - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: This Winnipeg's signature landmark can be a great venue for wedding / engagement photography, portrait shots, and family group pictures.

Front View of St. Boniface Cathedral Facade in Winter - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Front view of the church facade

Back View of St. Boniface Cathedral Facade in Winter - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: Back view of the church facade

Interior Views of St. Boniface Cathedral Prior to Fire

A rare interior photo of St. Boniface Cathedral taken in 1967, prior to the fire incidence in 1968, can be viewed at 1967 Pan Am Games Photo Gallery.

Other archives can be seen at UManitoba Architecture/Fine Arts Library.

Relics of St. Boniface Cathedral After 1968 Fire Incident - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Relics of St. Boniface Cathedral

St. Boniface Cathedral Front Yard Cemetery in Winter - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: Louis Riel's gravesite is located in this cathedral, which can be seen on the far left in this photo (the tall brown gravestone). In fact, the front yard of the cathedral is a cemetery. I wonder if there are sightings of ghosts at night?!?! ò.ó

Ruins of St. Boniface Cathedral After 1968 Fire Incident - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: I wonder if the sunrise will ever pass through the circle of the facade, which may be an amazing sight...

St. Boniface Cathedral Winter Morning - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: A tranquil winter morning at the cathedral

Map & Driving Direction

Exact location of St. Boniface Cathedral is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map. Address: 190 Ave de la Cathedrale, St. Boniface, Manitoba

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